Leadership Team

The Jekyll Island Authority (JIA) is committed to implementing policy set by the JIA Board and fulfilling the stewardship mission of the JIA through organizational excellence.

C. Jones Hooks

Executive Director

Noel Jensen

Deputy Executive Director

Alexa Hawkins

Director of Marketing & Communications

Anna Trapp

Assistant to the Executive Director

Ben Carswell

Director of Conservation and Sustainability

Dion Davis

Jekyll Island Foundation Executive Director

Jenna Johnson

Director of Human Resources

Marjorie Johnson

Chief Accounting Officer

Melissa Cruthirds

General Counsel

Michelle Kaylor

Georgia Sea Turtle Center Director

Dr. Terry Norton, DVM, Diplomate ACZM

Director of Veterinary Services & Wildlife Health

Contact Leadership

Send a message to our leadership team online. 

JIA Administrative Office

100 James Road
Jekyll Island, Georgia 31527
Phone: 912.635.4000